Tom Cooper enjoying his time in Taunton
Tom Cooper who scored 99 in Somerset’s first innings against Yorkshire is much happier man now that he has got some runs under his belt.
The 28 year old South Australian batsman who also plays for the Netherlands has not enjoyed the best of form since he arrived at Taunton before the start of the season.
However he hopes that his innings against the reigning county champions will be the sign of things to come.
“It was very nice to finally get some runs and get some confidence back, although I have been feeling pretty good all season but just haven’t had the results so far.
“It was a good batting wicket which showed as the game panned out and it’s the sort of track you don’t want to miss out on. I was a bit unfortunate to fall one short of a 100, but I guess you would take 99 anytime before you walk out to the middle.
“We obviously had a few hiccups at the start of the season but the last few games have gone much better and hopefully this is the start of what’s to come, If we can string a few wins together it will show just how good a side we really are.
Talking about Twenty20 cricket Tom said: “T20 is always good fun, wherever you go there is a buzz about the game and a lot of people come to watch which makes it very enjoyable.
“Obviously we didn’t have a great start last weekend with a loss but we can take a lot of positives from that game and hopefully string together a few wins.
Looking forward to the arrival of the ‘big man’ Tom said: “Chris Gayle is one of the best batsmen in the world so to have someone of that class in your side is hugely exciting and we hope he can help us get some wins. Its also going to be great to have someone like him around at Somerset. The County Ground crowds will love him!”